Portugal’s top-flight since March 12 was on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic. Last month’s country’s prime minister, Antonio Costa, gave the league the go-ahead to restart behind closed doors from May 30 and the league has now announced it will start playing only days later.


The league has announced the Primeira Liga will return to action on June 4.

The 25th round of fixtures will take place from June 4, Liga Portugal announced in a tweet. It read: “Different organizations have held successive coordination meetings over the last few days so that recovery can take place safely and with all the security measures that reduce the risks of returning to the operation.”

When the season was suspended, Porto was a point clear of Benfica at the top of the table and each club still has 10 fixtures to play.

Nearly 28,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus have occurred in Portugal leading to more than 1,100 deaths.

The date for the first game of the 25th round of the Liga NOS is set for June 4, 2020, to ensure that the stadiums are strictly inspected and that medical checks are carried out on all staff involved in the games and their organization.

After Portugal, Spain’s La Liga, next door to Portugal, is looking to return from its suspension on 12 June.

La Liga president Javier Tebas has announced the date for the resumption of the season, promising matches “for 35 days every day.” The Premier League has also been suspended since March but may be set for a return soon with the British government has recently cleared the league to resume play on June 1st.


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